Medical Visa from Canada to India

Eligibility for Medical Visa from Canada to India

  • Medical visa is only granted to those whose only purpose to travel to another is medical treatment.
  • Patient should seek treatment at a recognized/reputed/specialized hospital/healthcare center in India.
  • The patient is allowed with maximum two medical attendants to accompany him/her. They can be his/her family members or close associates.
  • Serious ailments like neurosurgery, joint replacements ophthalmic disorders, renal disorders, cardiac problems, congenital disorders, organ transplantations, radiotherapy, plastic surgery, gene therapy and others are of primary considerations in granting a medical visa. The list of treatments is non-exhaustive
  • Important Documents Required for Indian Medical Visa Application from Canada

    • Print of the correctly filled online application form.
    • One photo of 51mm x 51mm to be pasted on the first pasge of the application form.
    • Signature in the application form should match with the signature in the applicant’s passport. (Both adults and minors).
    • Original Canadian passport with a validity of 190 days and 2 blank pages.
    • In case of non- Canadian/foreign passports:
      • An additional form has to be filled completely and signed. Get the download link of the form right here.
      • P.R. card or Work Permit valid for at least 6 months as proof of work status in Canada.
      • Driver’s license, bank statement or utility bill as proof of address in Canada. The bank statement and the utility bill have to be less than 6 months old.
      • All the documents required from non-Canadians remain the same in three jurisdiction of Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver except in Vancouver a proof of address is not required.
    • An official letter from a registered doctor or hospital in Canada stating the applicant’s medical history and recommending his/her specialized treatment in India, the nature of assistance required by the applicant for medical treatment and the name of the medical attendant.
    • An official letter from the concerned reputed/recognized/specialized hospital in India stating the date, place and duration of medical treatment.
    • Proof of enough financial funds to support oneself during his/her stay in India.
    • In case of minors (below 18) the following documents are required:
      • Minor Consent Form – duly completed and signed by both parents.
      • Both parents' copy of passports and proof of address
      • Minor travelling without parents:
        • Notarized Affidavit indicating consent to travel. Both parents are to sign.
      • If either parent is out of the country while applying, that parent is to provide the following in addition:
        • Duly completed and signed Minor Consent Form.
        • Notarized Affidavit indicating consent to spouse to travel with minor.
        • Notarized photocopy of passport from Notary Public. Scanned copy of online visa application duly signed at Page 2.
      • Supporting Document of Parent Residing in Canada: Copy of Passport Copy of Proof of Address

    Online application of Indian Medical Visa from Canada

    • Click on Regular Visa Application in the Indian Visa Online website.
    • Fill up the necessary particulars about yourself: your country’s name, nationality, high commission, date of birth, e-mail id, visa type and expected date of arrival in India. Enter the access code and click Continue.
    • A total of three pages are included in the form. Each page is to be filled up by the applicant's correct details. After completing each page, press Save and Continue at the bottom.
    • Enter details of your family address and your profession or occupation.
    • Fill up the details regarding your medical visa application that includes: the hospital in your country and the concerned hospital in India, duration/time of treatment, no. of visa entries required, purpose of visit, expected date of journey, expected time of arrival and departure, other important information, details about your SAARC country visit and references both in your country and in India.
    • If you travel to India for your treatment only through Vaidam’s assistance but do not have a reference in India, then you can provide Vaidam’s office address and contact number of patient relations as mentioned here.
    • Upload your picture or paste it after you take out a print of the filled application form. If you want to upload your recent picture in the online form, click on Upload Photo.
    • After you press Save and Continue on the third page, a preview displaying all your details will appear on your screen.
    • Go through them thoroughly. In case of any mistake click on Modify/Edit.
    • If all the data entered by you are correct, click Verified and Continue .
    • Read the set of instructions that appear on the new window thoroughly and press OK for final registration. Press Cancel to modify details.
    • After you press OK, a window will appear in which you will have to select the appointment date for the submission of application at the BLS International Offices. Click on Confirm the Appointment.
    • The new window that will appear after you have clicked on Confirm the Appointment, bears two options to Print or Save the online application. First, Save the online application. You may lose the application by printing it first.
    • Click on Print Registered Application to get the hardcopy of your application form.
    • If you haven’t uploaded your picture in the online application form, then paste it in the photo box on the first page. The photograph should be exactly the same size as the box (2inch X 2inch). Click here to know the other photo specifications.
    • Put your signature on the rectangular box just below the photo box. Do the same in the box at the bottom of the second page.
    • Finally, submit the application form along with the required documents at the Mission Counter on the appointed date, mentioned at the right margin of the application, during the working hours.

    Indian Medical Visa Processing Fee

    The medical visa fee from Canada to India is USD 123 for 6 months and USD 184 for a year. Additional charges include ICWF fee (USD 2) and BLS service charge (USD 7.4).

    The medical visa fees should either be paid by debit card or cash at High Commission of India’s outsourcing agent BLS International offices according to the jurisdiction of the applicant.

    Indian Medical Visa Processing Time

    Application for Indian medical visa from Canada should be submitted at least 15 days before the applicant’s travel plans. Medical visa processing time varies according to the three jurisdictions of Canada:

    • Ottawa Jurisdiction: 7-10 days (Canadian passport holder); 10 -15 days (non)
    • Toronto Jurisdiction: 7 days (Canadian); 15 – 21 days (non)
    • Vancouver Jurisdiction: 5 -7 working days for all

    Contact Details and Working Hours of Indian High Commission in Canada

    Jurisdiction Contact Details of Indian High Comission and Consulates Contact Details of BLS International Centres
    National Capital Region of Ottawa: Hull Kingston, Cornwall, Hawkesbury, Arnprior, Renfrew, Perth, Prescott, Brockville, Carleton Place, Smith's Falls, Morrisburg (all Ontario), & Montreal (Quebec), Nunavut Territories High Commission of India

    • Address: 10 Springfield Road
    • Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 1C9
    • Telephone No: 613 744 3751, 613 744 3752, 613 744 3753
    • Fax No: 613 744 3033 / 613 744 0913
    • E-Mail:
    • Fax: (613)744-0913
    • Website:
    • Ottawa: 150 Montreal Road, Unit 311, ON, KIL 8H2
    • Montreal: 1000, Sherbrook Steet West, Unit 701,Montreal QC, H3A 3R7
    Ontario and Quebec: (excluding the places mentioned above)Toronto, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland Consulate General of India

    • Address: 365 Bloor Street (East), Suite No. 700, Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
    • Phone:(416) 960-0751/52/4831
    • Fax:(416)960 9812
    • Website:
    Toronto: 1448 Lawrence Avenue E, Unit 6 A, ON, M4A 2V6

    Brampton: 10 Gillingham Drive, Unit 201 , ON, L6X 5A5

    Winnipeg: 1806, 201 Portage Ave, 18thFloor, MB R3B 3K6

    Saskatchewan, Alberta,British Columbia, Yukon Territory, North West Territories Consulate General of India

    • Address: 201-325 Howe Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1Z7
    • Telephone: (604) 662-8811
    • Fax: (604) 682-2471
    • Website:
    Vancouver: Unit B-50, 850 West Hastings Street, BCV6C 1E1

    Surrey - Unit 201-8140 120thStreet,Surrey V3W 3N3

    Calgary - 5120, 47St NE # 131,Calgary, AB, T3J 4K3,

    Edmonton - 3, 10016, 29a Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6N 1A8


    Working hours of BLS International:

    Monday to Friday

    Submission of application: 8am – 2pm

    Collection: 3pm – 5pm


    Medical Visa Information after Your Arrival in India


    Medical Visa Extension

    Medical visa extension is necessary when the duration of the treatment or the recovery of the patient demands some extra time than stipulated. In that case an official letter from the responsible hospital authority is required in which the patient's ailment, treatment procedure and the number of extra days required to recuperate is mentioned. The applicant or the medical attendant should visit the FRRO office with the letter and the necessary documents to extend the patient's stay in the country.



    Foreign Regional Registration Office administers the registration of the applicant, his/her departure, visa extension and other miscellaneous activities regarding their passports, visa and their stay in India. Registration of foreigners at FRRO offices is mandatory on their arrival in the country. Here are the documents that are necessary for FRRO registration:

    • Application form.
    • Photocopy of the passport and the initial visa.
    • Four photographs of the applicant.
    • Details of residence in India.

    Contact Details of FRRO Offices in India

    City Name and Designation Office Address Telephone Email ID
    Ahmedabad Shri A.B Purabia, FRRO Ahmedabad Barrack No. 2, First Floor, Govt. Polytechnic Campus, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-380015
    • 079-26306606(T)
    • 079-26306607 (F)
    Amritsar Shri Manjit Singh, FRRO Amritsar Bureau of Immigration, D-123, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar - 143001
    • 0183-2500464 (T)
    • 0183-2500465 (F)
    Bangalore Shri Ganesh Kumar, FRRO Bangalore 5th Floor, 'A' Block, TTMC, BMTC Bus Stand Building, K.H. Road, Shantinagar, Bangalore - 560027
    • 080-22218195,
    • 080-22218183,
    • 080-22218110
    • 080-22218196 [Fax]
    Calicut Shri M Ananda Kumar , FRRO, Calicut 20/1305, Castle View, Thiruvannur Road, Panniyankara,Kallai PO, Kozhikode,KERALA-673003
    • 0495-2323550 ,
    • 0495-2323550(Fax)
    Chennai Dr. K.A. Senthil Velan , FRRO Chennai No. 26 Shastri Bhawan Annexe Building 26 Haddows Road, Nungabakkam, Chennai-600006
    • 044-23454970 (Direct)
    • 044-28251721 (Help Desk - For Queries, Timings - 0600 hrs to 2200 hrs)]
    • 044-23454971(Fax)
    Cochin Mr. K. Sethu Raman , FRRO, Cochin 2nd Floor, Airlines Building, Cochin International Airport Ltd.,Airport PO, Cochin- 683111, Kerala
    • 0484-2611277 (T) ,
    • 0484 2611277 (Fax)
    Delhi Shri Prabhakar , FRRO Delhi East Block —VIII, Level -2, Sector -1, R.K Puram, New Delhi-66
    • 011-26711384 (T)
    • 011-26711348 (Fax)
    • Support Centre:011-26711443, 011-26713851 (Timings-0800 hrs to 2000 hrs)
    Goa Shri. V A Gupta IPS , FRRO Goa Foreigners Branch, Goa Police Head Quarters, Opposite to Azad Maidan, Panaji. Pin : 403001
    • 0832 242 65 45 (Tel)
    • 0832 242 65 45 (Fax)
    Hyderabad Shri P K Sethy , FRRO Hyderabad Foreigners Regional Registration Officer, Bureau of Immigration (MHA), Govt. of India, Room No. 301, 3rd Floor, CGO Towers, Kavadiguda, Hyderabad-500080
    • 040-27541022 (T)
    • 040-27541088
    • 040-27541087 (F)
    Kolkata Sh. Suresh Kumar Chidvie , FRRO Kolkata 237, A.J.C Bose Road, Kolkata
    • 033-22900549 (T)
    Lucknow Shri Harish Kumar Rai , FRRO, Lucknow 557, Hind Nagar, Kanpur Road Near Old Chungi Lucknow-226012
    • 0522-2432431 (T) ,
    • 0522-2432430 (F)
    Mumbai Mrs. Supriya Patil Yadav , FRRO Mumbai Annex-|| Bldg., 3rd Floor Badruddin Tayyabji Marg, Behind St.Xavier College, C.S.T Mumbai 400001

    (The Landmark is near C.S.T railway station and the office is in the lane beside the Times of india building.),

    For Enquiries on Registration and Visa Services Phone 022-22620446, Enquiry For PIO/OCI phone 022-22621167

    • 022-22621169 (T) ,
    • 022-22620721 (F)
    Trivandrum Sh. K.K. Jayamohan , FRRO Trivandrum T.C.14/1377, Vazhuthacaud opposite Ganpati temple, Thycaud. P.O Trivandrum-14
    • 0471-2333515(T)
    • 0471-2333514 (F)

    To get more information on Medical Visa Extension and FRRO services click here.


    E-Tourist Visa from Canada to India

    E-tourist visa can be opted for medical travel when patients are in need of short term medical treatments or check-ups. The following documents are required for E-tourist visa.

    • PDF of the first page of the passport (scanned) whose size should be between 10 KB and 300 KB.
    • The applicant should upload his/her recent digital photograph. The photograph requirements are mentioned below:
      • The size of the photo should be 10KB to 1MB.
      • The photo should have equal height and width.
      • The photo should contain full face of the applicant with front view and open eyes.
      • The head should be at the centre of the frame. From top of the hair to the bottom of the chin of the applicant should be prominent.
      • The photo should be taken against plain, light colored or white background.
      • No shadows shoulbe be there on the face or on the background.
      • The photo should be without any borders.

    Assistance in Medical Visa

    For our complimentary assistance in getting Medical Visa to India, submit enquiry or email on You can also call or whatsapp us on +91-9650001746 . We usually respond within 2 hours of receiving the enquiry.

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